Huge Article, Lots of Answers

By Crashnot Latest Reply 2010-03-24 09:36:39 -0500
Started 2010-02-26 19:45:36 -0600

I'm only 1/3 of the way through this very deep article, and have already gained some remarkable insights into obscure things like why my sugars are always high in the morning (liver actually generates sugar along with what you eat), and why my endo is always checking my Thyroid (indicates insulin resistance & liver failure from it). This article is ENORMOUS! It is pretty dated, but touches on just about every metabolic disease you can suffer from and how it all ties in to how your body responds to insulin.

When you have an hour of quiet to really focus, give this a read:

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Crashnot 2010-03-24 09:36:39 -0500 Report

Will do right now. I rarely read the news section since I get mine from a medical site, so if I know it will be looked at, off I go to post!!!

GabbyPA 2010-03-22 09:36:55 -0500 Report

This is a fantastic article! I am reading it now. did you post it in the News Article section? If not, would you. Everyone needs to check this out. Thanks!

Crashnot 2010-02-26 20:50:43 -0600 Report

Finally finished it all. In summary, you need to go on a low-carb, high-fat (healthy fats like nuts) and protein diet to prevent your cells becoming insulin resistant which they do anytime they are exposed to insulin. His advice is nothing new, but how it ties into most other health problems we hear about is surprising. Now, how am I ever going to cut the tots and the carb crazy hubby off of their standard, simple carbs and win them over to green veggies? Sigh.

Kirla 2010-02-26 21:12:39 -0600 Report


I analyzed my diet on sparkpeole a few weeks ago and found that my Carbs were 20%, Fats were 60% and Protein was 20%. Saturated fat was less than 10% of my total diet. Most of the fat was the good fat from nuts, seeds and other non-meats.

My last A1C was 5.4. I think I’m doing great.

I posted how I control my blood sugar here.

Good luck

Crashnot 2010-02-27 06:04:28 -0600 Report

Wow, that's an excellent balance! Good goal for me to work with. Even though I'm type 1 and still very sensitive to my insulin, I can see the advantages of adjusting my high carb intake!

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